The New Jersey Clean Communities program is a statewide litter-abatement program which provides funding to municipalities, counties and state parks for the implementation of programs which incorporate cleanup, enforcement and education. The Clean Communities Council also administers the States Adopt-a-Highway and Adopt-a-Beach programs.

Here in Hudson County, the Hudson County Improvement Authority works with not-for-profit organizations and schools to conduct Cleanup Projects throughout the county. These litter cleanup activities and programs are funded to improve communities while enhancing the quality of life in Hudson County.

Projects funded through the Clean Communities program would be responsible for choosing a site, providing volunteers to perform the cleanup as well as filing a report after the project is completed. Final reports should also include photographs from the cleanup event.

Organizations interested in performing a Cleanup Project in their communities to be funded by the HCIA should contact the HCIA regarding available grants and deadlines for applications at (201) 324-6222, ext. 3257.